Wine 1.7.27 Is Still Working Towards Direct2D Support
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 19 September 2014 at 03:00 PM EDT. 3 Comments
While more and more first-rate games come to Linux, if you still need Wine for running some older Windows titles, the latest bi-weekly development release is now available.

Wine 1.7.27 is out and it's yet another modest but not too especially noteworthy update. The official changes note:
- Some more work on Direct2D support.
- Various improvements to RichEdit interfaces.
- Initial support for ICMP version 6.
- Various bug fixes.

In total there are 22 known bug-fixes with this latest update.

Sadly there's nothing new to report on in the Wine land with regard to the Direct3D command stream improvements for significantly bettering the D3D gaming performance, any major work on the Direct3D 10/11 work, or any reversal in being interested in the Gallium3D 9 state tracker.

Learn more about Wine 1.7.27 at
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